British freelance Paul Martin to be held in Gaza for 15 days

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British journalist Paul Martin arrested in Gaza on Sunday is to be held for 15 days, officials have told the AP.

The Agency reports that Martin was detained Sunday at a Gaza courthouse where he was to have testified on behalf of a defendant accused of collaborating with Israel.

According to The Independent, Martin was hoping to testify at the trial of Mohammed Abu Muaileq who is charged with conveying information to Israel – an offence which could lead to the death penalty.

The Independent has spoken to a source who said Martin was hoping to make a second film about Abu Muaileq’s decision to stop participating in violence against Israel.

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